James Holmes's sanity evaluation complete but contents are sealed, confidential

James Holmes.
The sanity examination of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes is complete. According to a notice filed with the court on September 6 but made public this week, the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has submitted a 128-page report with the court; copies have also been given to prosecutors and to Holmes's defense attorneys.

Its contents are secret; the report will be kept in a "confidential, sealed envelope until further ordered by the Court," says the notice (which is on view below).

Holmes is accused of killing twelve people and injuring seventy more by opening fire at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises at the Century 16 theater in Aurora in July 2012. His attorneys have since admitted that he was the gunman. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case.

The sanity evaluation was conducted because Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the multitude of charges against him. The original deadline for the evaluation was July 31, but Judge Carlos Samour granted an extension until September 16 after the hospital explained that its evaluator was "reviewing an extraordinary amount of documentation" in connection with the case.

That review is now complete but the public will have to wait for the results.

Read the notice to the court below.

Notice Re: Report From Colorado Mental Health Institution at Pueblo

More from our Aurora Theater Shooting archive: "James Holmes's attorneys confirm that he was the gunman in the Aurora theater shooting."

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Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Crazy as a bed bug - will be whisked off to Pueblo to spend the rest of his life in the hell hole of a "mental hospital" there. If you haven't been to the facility, I'd suggest a tour. It is far worse than any prison you could ever imagine.

Skid Jarrett Gilmore
Skid Jarrett Gilmore

Yeah, fuck that legalese American "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law" bs...

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

It's better to evaluate him now than to go through with an entire trial (which costs taxpayers a lot of money), only to have some question of his sanity crop up later.

Jason Beck
Jason Beck

Why are they still using that damn word "accused" or I've even heard "alleged" killer. He did it, we all know he did it.

Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith

Fuck This MOFO!!!!!!!Sanity B/S...This Idiot new what he was doing...Sanity evaluation is a fuckin joke....

Rob Salyers
Rob Salyers

Lots of technical terminology like "nucking futs".

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